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Upcoming Poetry Foundation events in Chicago
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  • Extended Hours
    Saturday, January 12th, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Browse our collection of more than 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a selection of local...

  • Extended Hours
    Tuesday, January 15th, 4:00 PM–7:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public prior to our January Open Door Reading. Browse our collection of more than 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00 PM

    The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland writing program instructors...

    Photos of Rivka Yeker, Chris Green, Lora Mathis, and Chris Watkins.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, January 18th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In January, we read and discuss Ghost Of  by Diana Khoi Nguyen. Space is limited to 15 participants. To...

  • Performances
    Friday, January 18th, 7:00 PM

    Get a sneak peek of Dances with Words and Music before it premieres at the 2019 Ravinia Festival. Emmy Award-nominated choreographer Venetia Stifler and her dance company, Concert Dance Inc.,...

    Ruth Page dancers
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, January 29th, 7:00 PM

    Join us to celebrate 2019 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize winners, Thiahera Nurse and Andrew E. Colarusso, for the launch of their chapbooks Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone...

    Andrew Colarusso and Thiahera Nurse
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, February 5th, 7:00 PM

    Immerse yourself in an evening of poetry with one of Harvard Law School’s 50 Women Inspiring Change and author of Registers of Illuminated Villages and Seam, Tarfia Faizullah. Her poems...

    Image of the poet Tarfia Faizullah.
  • Extended Hours
    Saturday, February 9th, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Browse our collection of more than 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a selection of local...

  • Screenings
    Tuesday, February 12th, 7:00 PM

    Come see a screening of The Trip, a road trip movie through the majestic, rough-hewn landscape separating Texas towns Marfa and Alpine with acclaimed poet Eileen Myles as your guide....

    Eileen Myles & David Fenster
  • Readings & Lectures
    Wednesday, February 13th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for an evening of Korean poetry in translation with one of the most influential contemporary poets of South Korea, the work of Kim Hyesoon as translated by Don...

    Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi
Please Note

Building Closures:

The Poetry Foundation will close at 1 PM on Thursday, December 13.

The building will be closed from Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 for the holidays. We will reopen to the public at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 2.

Hours

Monday–Friday
11AM – 4PM